NSB Meets and Changes to GRFP
July 30, 2020
The National Science Board (NSB) met on Wednesday, July 29th, the first meeting since Dr. Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan was sworn in as the NSF Director earlier this month. The agenda included a presentation and panel on Black experiences in science and engineering, and how NSF might be able to improve these experiences through funding and specialized programs.
Dr. Claudia Rankins, a Program Officer in the NSF Directorate for Education and Humanread more
NIH Celebrates 25 Years of OBSSR, Issues an RFI Regarding Animal Research
July 9, 2020
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought public attention primarily to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a whole has continued to advance the fields of brain and behavioral sciences in June and July.
July 1 marked the 25th anniversary of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research’s (OBSSR) founding. Dr. Norman B. Anderson, PhD of Florida State University served as its first Director. Many newread more
NIH Announces Preprint Pilot
June 17, 2020
The urgency of finding a cure and vaccine for COVID-19 underscores the need for enhanced rigor and broader discovery and distribution of early research results. To this end, National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the NIH Preprint Pilot to increase discoverability of preprints — complete, pre-peer review public drafts of scientific documents.
Building on the March 2017 NIH Guide Notice (NOT-OD-17-050), the pilot will test the possibilityread more
Societal Experts Action Network Connects Scientists to Policy Makers
June 17, 2020
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with support from the National Science Foundation, has created the Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN). The project’s goal is to connect decision makers leading the response to COVID-19 with behavioral and social science researchers able to inform critical local, state, and federal policy and practice responses to the pandemic.
On June 11, SEAN released a rapid expert consultation guide to support leadersread more